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Trinity Lutheran Church, now St. Mary and St. George Coptic Orthodox Church. (Red Deer Archives)

DAWE: Coptic Orthodox Chruch in Red Deer

Red Deer County recently considered an application to have a Coptic Orthodox…

  • May 11, 2022
Trinity Lutheran Church, now St. Mary and St. George Coptic Orthodox Church. (Red Deer Archives)
Treena Mielke

COLUMN: Return to baseball

As the sun shines in Central Alberta, columnist Treena Mielke enjoys time at the ballpark

  • May 9, 2022
Treena Mielke
Hay's Daze

Hay’s Daze: Ten cent bubble challenge

FLEER. Isn’t that a great word? I like words that are funny…

  • May 7, 2022
Hay's Daze
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Pearman: A long-tailed weasel named ‘Nod’

I have had the recent good fortune to spend some quality time…

  • May 7, 2022
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You are about to be the fastest closet organizer out there. (Photo by Tribune Content Agency)

COLUMN: How to organize your closet in 30 minutes flat

It doesn’t matter how many color-co-ordinated hangers or scarf organizers you buy:…

  • May 6, 2022
You are about to be the fastest closet organizer out there. (Photo by Tribune Content Agency)
This ridge vent doesn’t change the look of a roof very much, but adds lots of area for ventilation. Best installed just before shingle installation, ridge vents are also less likely to leak than other kinds of vents. (Photo by Steve Maxwell)

COLUMN: Dealing with attic problems

Q: Why is the underside of my roof boards damp? I had…

  • May 6, 2022
This ridge vent doesn’t change the look of a roof very much, but adds lots of area for ventilation. Best installed just before shingle installation, ridge vents are also less likely to leak than other kinds of vents. (Photo by Steve Maxwell)
Main Street of Evarts, Alberta, c. 1906 (Red Deer Archives)

DAWE: Forgotten places in Central Alberta

The history of Red Deer has often followed boom and bust cycles.…

  • May 4, 2022
Main Street of Evarts, Alberta, c. 1906 (Red Deer Archives)
Treena Mielke

MIELKE: Students tackle journalism assignment

Who! What! Why! Where! When! The five ‘W’s of journalism. Today was…

  • May 3, 2022
Treena Mielke
Spring flowers including tulips bloom in a flower bed along Government Street across from the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria. (File photo by BLACK PRESS news services)

Tomlinson: Famous gardens in Canada are must-visit attractions

Butchart Gardens are famous but they are not the only garden in…

  • May 1, 2022
Spring flowers including tulips bloom in a flower bed along Government Street across from the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria. (File photo by BLACK PRESS news services)
This is the kind of small, inexpensive benchtop jointer that makes it easy to refine parts for better small and medium-sized woodworking projects. (Photo by Steve Maxwell)

MAXWELL: Home improvement DIY projects

Q: Should I move the floor drain in my basement as part…

  • Apr 30, 2022
This is the kind of small, inexpensive benchtop jointer that makes it easy to refine parts for better small and medium-sized woodworking projects. (Photo by Steve Maxwell)
Mayor Ken Johnston spoke to participants at the CommUnity Power of One event on March 19, 2022, at Red Deer Polytechnic. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Red Deer Mayor Ken Johnston: April is the season of renewal

Hello, once again Red Deerians and thank you for taking the time…

  • Apr 27, 2022
Mayor Ken Johnston spoke to participants at the CommUnity Power of One event on March 19, 2022, at Red Deer Polytechnic. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Jackpot Casino owners want to move the establishment to the Cambridge Hotel in Red Deer. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Would you like to see a casino at the Cambridge Hotel?

The Jackpot Casino in downtown Red Deer has tentative plans to move…

Jackpot Casino owners want to move the establishment to the Cambridge Hotel in Red Deer. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Mielke column

Mielke: Spring taking its sweet time to arrive

I stare at the picture in surprise. Facebook. It has a way…

  • Apr 26, 2022
Mielke column
Two passes with this 3/4” radius roundover bit created the semi-circular shape on the overhanging edge of these synthetic deck boards. (Photo by Steve Maxwell)

Maxwell: Different design details make deck stand out

Quirk Beads on Beam A quirk bead is a circular profile and…

  • Apr 22, 2022
Two passes with this 3/4” radius roundover bit created the semi-circular shape on the overhanging edge of these synthetic deck boards. (Photo by Steve Maxwell)
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HAY: A brief history of chocolate

Please accept my essay entitled, “A Brief History of Chocolate” (below) as…

  • Apr 15, 2022
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(Kalyn Monk Photo)

Add Value to Your Home with a Deck

It’s that time of year again! As we experience warmer days, our…

  • Apr 15, 2022
(Kalyn Monk Photo)
Dr. John Collison, Mayor of Red Deer, greeting Lord and Lady Baden Powell at the CPR Station in 1923. (Photo from Red Deer Archives)

DAWE: Dr. Collison’s lasting impact

This year marks the centennial of the Red Deer Golf and Country…

  • Apr 13, 2022
Dr. John Collison, Mayor of Red Deer, greeting Lord and Lady Baden Powell at the CPR Station in 1923. (Photo from Red Deer Archives)
Hay's Daze

Hay’s Daze: To Gondola or not to Gondola

Sarcasm. Cynicism. Satire. The three sisters of ironic contempt. Some people just…

  • Apr 9, 2022
Hay's Daze
When making a Kokedama, choose a small plant that is easy to grow, drought-tolerant and meets the light requirement of its environment. (Photo by La Florida studio)

Tomlinson: Making a Kokedama

Kokedama, translates into moss ball, a Japanese art form. It is a…

  • Apr 7, 2022
When making a Kokedama, choose a small plant that is easy to grow, drought-tolerant and meets the light requirement of its environment. (Photo by La Florida studio)
This refurbished, century-old cast iron radiator is both efficient and beautiful. You can feel the heat shining out from it, and there’s no better, faster way to dry wet winter things. (Photo by Steve Maxwell)

Maxwell: Working with wells and old radiators

Q: Is it possible to install a hand pump in the same…

  • Apr 1, 2022
This refurbished, century-old cast iron radiator is both efficient and beautiful. You can feel the heat shining out from it, and there’s no better, faster way to dry wet winter things. (Photo by Steve Maxwell)